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at the regular time. good night. . >>> we're only a few moems away from the president of the united states getting ready to deliver this historic state of the union address. it's the first state of the union address for the president of the united states. there you see the white house chief of staff rahm emanuel. the chief of staff is a member of the cabinet as well, having just been introduced with other noefbs cabinet. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. campbell brown is here. together with the best political team on television. we have extensive coverage through outthis night of this event. janet napolitano. she certainly has her hands full, as most of these members of the cabinet do. the first lady's already up in the gallery with her invited guests including some that the president will single out in his remarks tonight. as we told our viewers, this speech will not be short. some suggesting it could go as long, perhaps, as 70 minutes. it will be followed by the republican response, the newly elected governor of virginia, robert
speaker -- >> the president of the united states. >> president entering the room. and as you said, a number of these congressmen and women get there very early, in fact, we were told the earliest got there at 8:00 a.m. to be on that aisle to shake hands with the president. >> and the president flanked by members of the democratic leadership, behind him, the democratic leader of the senate, harry reid, majority leader in the house, steny hoyer. >> we are expecting the president to speak perhaps more than an hour tonight. a little longer than the average length of the state of the union speech. >> he's got a lot of work to do, and i want to bring jake tapper in again. jake, lay out what you believe the white house goals are tonight coming into this speech. >> well, he has a few. first of all, with most of the country thinking that we are now on the wrong track, he has to say the state of our union is strong, but he has to convince the american people that that's true, when most of them right now are worried about the direction of the country. you alluded to reaching out to the cente
at arms to immediately follow it up with the famous call, the president of the united states, those gentleman come, and i think i know the gentleman in the red tie behind them. let's listen. >> madam speaker. >> madam speaker! >> the president of the united states! [ applause ] >> after a slight false start, the president makes his way down. you can see on your right, majority leader reid of the senate, steny hoyer, majority leader of the house, the handshakes in progress, the tradition as old as not the presidency itself, but the modern presidency, certainly. this speech used to be delivered, essentially, left on the house's doorstep. sometimes i wonder, chris, if that wasn't a better way of doing this. it's such theater. what is it, as we see -- every time we've talked about this, does it have meaning? does it have ceremonial meeting? is this the sliver of monarchy that we like to have in this country? >> well, i think it gets a huge audience on television, keith. and people do want to hear. i remember when president clinton was in office and the pundits would say too much detail.
the president of the united states! [ cheering and applause ] >> bret: this is technically his first state of the union address. and though he did address joint sessions of congress one of years ago. he talked about health care reform legislation as well. you see the leaders behind him any hoyer the house majority leader and senator harry reid who has had his own troubles in his upcoming election race in nevada. obviously had troubles pushing health care reform legislation across the finish line in the senate and insu2e congress overall. let's listen in. sometimes we can hear some of the conversations. [ applause ] >> bret: part of the speech is to reassure democrats he's got their back even though he may be wounded politically especially after the changing tide in massachusetts. joining me from wasilla, alaska, former republican governor and vice presidential candidate sarah palin. governor, thanks for being here. >> thank you brett. brett wret what do you expect to hear tonight? >> i think tonight bret you are going to hear the president's attempt to rationalize what is perceived as a mo
of the president entering the room. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states. [cheers and applause] >> the people standing along in many cases have been there a long time to get them and we'll hear the banter for the president and see them interacting and so while we can we'll listen. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> chris, i have heard his demeanor characterized in a number of ways. that is conjectory thing. as we sat down at the table with the president in the white house, he seemed relaxed and took his coat off and invited everybody else to do that. i realize we have had hard times. we hope they might have gone in recent months. to say he was anything less than deflated over the idea of a health care reform loss which clearly he h. the person he gave a warm welcome is tim geithner, the treasury secretary. that interesting, geithner was on capitol hill getting a roasting not only from the republicans in congress but also from the democrats . so he was running the new york fed of the aig, got roasted and some people suggested that he should step down. i don't think i
, is eric holder the attorney general of the united states. several cabinet members. ken salazar, secretary of the interior, former senator from colorado on the right in glasses. there's susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations behind her, jim jones . form i commandant of the marine corps , some folks-- answer-- what are you looking for tonight? what do you hope for or expect? >> how the president comes out. i mean, obviously, he's got to be optimistic but he's got to be realistic about the struggles that people in the country are going through. does he acknowledge mistakes just in communication? "i was too busy to tell you?" or does he acknowledge misnakes policy? and i think health care is the 800-pound gorilla in the room that they have to address because it is inconceivable the democrats go into 2010 election, trying to walk away from health care. it would be such a negative and-- not only for the country but for them politically. >> lehrer: you think, david, the president will take on the polarization in the congress, all democrats feel one way on everything , all republic
of the president himself. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states! [ applause ] >> at this point, the so-called escort committee, john, as you well know,ing will lead the president into the chamber. he'll shake hands with members, who as john pointed out not long ago, are very aware of where the cameras are placed. work his way to the center aisle. the president, of course, will begin his speech after being introduced formally. >> hey, joe, since we interrupted you before, let me ask you, were you ever in that scrum around the president? what's it like in that crush of people? >> i was in the ceremonial room, but once he got to the floor, that was too rough for me. i went back to the president himself. that sort of attention getting and affection i don't -- it was a little too dangerous. >> but joe and i were talking a bit about times we've been in the chamber for presidents. i actually have only been in the chamber for president clinton's state of the union address, not any of president bush's. but i think what's clear is it is a special moment when the president does come into
the sergeant at arms: madam speaker, the president of the united states. the president: thank you, thank you, thank you. the speaker: members of congress, i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. the president: thank you, thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. please. madam speaker, vice president biden, memberses of -- members of congress, distinguished guests and fellow americans, our constitution declares that from time to time the president shall give to congress information about the state of our union. for 220 years our leaders have fulfilled this duty. they've done so during periods of prosperity and trank quilt and they've done so in the midst of war and depression, in moments of great strife and great struggle. it's it's tempting to look back on these moments and assume that our progress was inevitable, that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back
speaker, the president of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] >> the president and behind him trailing the leadership. majority leader reid in the senate. andrea, the pressure of things like health care -- of course, health care is controversial because the white house said, here you go, you can start this process, work it out. the burden comes back down to the capitol. >> it does and speaker pelosi today floated one avenue, a big stretch, but taking individual components, passing them in the senate first and then in the house by 51 votes. those that are fiscal measures can be done with the budget process they call reconciliation. they can't do any of the nontax orifice call measur-- or the fi measures that way. the white house wants to de-emphasize this year. it will be about jobs, jobs, jobs. jobs in the economy. there you see the first lady. all of the members who have positioned -- there's elliot engel from new york. >> state of new york. >> he told savannah guthrie and chuck todd this morning on msnbc at 8:00 this morning he put down the tape and marked that spot. sheila
. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states. (cheers and applause) >> couric: and with that, the president enters the chamber and it happens every time, bob. >> schieffer: one of the great boosts to the ego of all time. there's nothing like this walk. he gets a standing ovation, he'll get back up there, they'll give him another standing ovation, then he'll be introduced and he gets yet another standing ovation. and, of course, these members of congress, internss... send people..., interns, to sit close to the aisle all day so they get to be there and get on television when the president comes marching by. quite an evening. >> couric: it's a very friendly environment here, which is quite different than the toxic environment on capitol hill. when the speech begins, that's what gets interesting in terms of who claps and who sits on their hands. >> one of the more amusing things is to watch what divides this chamber when the president bashes wall street. the democrats will stand up. if he eludes to the fact he wants to cut taxes, you will sometimes get derisive cheers from the r
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